Little Cape Cod

Little Cape Cod 6"x8" oil on canvas board

Little Cape Cod
6″x8″ oil on canvas board

Hatfield Creek Winery

Hatfield Creek Winery 9" x 12" Oil on canvas board January 2017 SOLD

Hatfield Creek Winery
9″ x 12″ Oil on canvas board
January 2017

Ringwood Manor State Park, NJ

Ringwood Manor State Park, NJ 11" x 14" Oil on canvas

Ringwood Manor State Park, NJ
11″ x 14″ Oil on canvas

Mid-Hudson Bridge from Walkway over the Hudson

Mid-Hudson Bridge from Walkway over the Hudson 11"x14" oil on canvas board

Mid-Hudson Bridge from Walkway over the Hudson
11″x14″ oil on canvas board

About the Artist

I am a painter of landscapes and local scenery in the Hudson and Harlem Valleys in New York, and now also in the desert near San Diego, California.  I paint for the most part ‘en plein air’ but have painted entirely from photographs and have completed plein air pieces in the studio.  I’ve chosen this vocation recently, after a long career in the corporate world.  I am in the process of dusting off my skills from my college days, and am happily immersed in the task of developing and improving my art.

At Occidental College I was a studio art major.  Later I moved exclusively to art history and museum studies, first in the Williams College-Clark Art Institute graduate program and later at Columbia University. My graduate school specialization in landscape painting I now realize was foundational for my current pursuits, though at the time I had other intentions and goals. Creating art was my orientation from the start and I am happy to be back painting.

I live in a beautiful part of the country, and am grateful every day for that.  If I ever run out of inspiration, I plan to progress up one of the many roads in the area and — at one- or two-mile intervals — paint whatever I discover at each stop.

I’m also grateful for all the encouragement that is available online, particularly Plein Air Today and FineArtViews Newsletter.  Although I can’t cite the specific source, one recent advice tid-bit that has been like a mantra while I paint (and apologies for misquoting and not getting the citation nailed down) is “Put down no more than 4 strokes of paint without stopping and looking carefully at the subject, assessing what you’ve done, and determining your next 4 strokes.”

I hope you’ll come back and check my progress as I post new works.

If you would like contact me about painting your house, or a particular scene, please email or phone:

(845) 702-6974


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  1. Amy jo

    Congratulations on your new venture. I can’t wait to see more of your work. Have you considered Southern California? I have a place you can stay.

  2. Jeanne Plekon

    THANKS AMY JO! I appreciate your hospitality!

  3. Seraphim

    great website… and art
    struck by the water surface in the
    ringwood and midhudson bridge paintings
    but each has fineness…

    1. Jeanne Plekon

      Thanks, Vladika! So many spam-my comments I didn’t see this legit comment until just now. Did you see the desert paintings?

  4. Rob Hilliard

    Jeanne – really impressive work…congrats on finding your passion…best wishes

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